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4/17 O Scene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on April 17, 2009


Friday, April 17

Cardburg 500

Tonight Lobot hosts the finals of the kick ass burn rubber cardboard race the Cardburg 500 a “winner takes all death-race” through the new and improved Carburg cardboard mega city- 
Burn rubber all over Ducksquatches rampaging forest, haul ass through the C.H.U.D.-like underworld of the city, no landscape is safe. Visit the sports bar and see all the action on our big screen TV‘s. Compete in the pits, get in a bar fight, cheer your favorite team, win trophies + more surprises. 

Cardburg 500
Lobot Gallery
1800 Campbell St. Oakland 

The Shed ft. Dana Salzman

This month “The Shed” welcomes funky soul from Dana Salzman, Fender Rhodes, goddess, producer, pianist, teacher and band leader. Bring your axe, your voice and your melodies to join in on the post show jam session.

The Shed ft. Dana Salzman
$8, 2 for 1 before 10:30pm, Youth with adult accomp are welcome.
DivinityVoice Music & Arts
3609 Maple Ave, Oakland

Photo: Erica Salzman


SoVoSó is a highly imaginative a cappella ensemble that sings a unique, rhythmic mix of jazz, gospel, world and R&B music, all rendered in their trademark improvisational style. Their repertoire consists of original compositions and other songs that present a global perspective, from Afro-Latin idioms to traditional funk and jazz arrangements. 

Call for prices
Anna’s Jazz Island
2120 Allston Way, Berkeley

Saturday, April 18

Soul of the City Earth Day

The Ella Baker Center, Soul of the City and Just Cause Oakland are joining up for Earth Day in East Oakland. Meet at Wo’se Community of the Sacred African Way for a light breakfast then work alongside other volunteers to spruce up an East Oakland neighborhood. Building a better Oakland is a family-friendly activity, so bring your children, friends, parents-along with gloves and if you have them and an appetite for hard work.
Soul of the City Earth Day
Wo’se Community Church of the Sacred African Way
8924 Holly Street Oakland, CA 9462


Inner Peace Festival

Stop by Lake Merritt for this celebration of consciousness, integrity, love and community. There’ll be drum and prayers circles, face painting performances and free treats courtesy of Whole Foods, Peet’s Coffee, Arizmendi and Bakesale Betty’s.

Inner Peace Festival
12:30-5 pm
Lake Merritt Pergola area at the pillars

The Youth In Action Showcase

The Coro Exploring Leadership presents The Youth In Action Showcase, a free interactive event led by 33 teens in the Coro Exploring Leadership Program who have launched over 60 projects to address pressing issues at their high schools. Meet the young changemakers, learn about their projects, the issues they are addressing, and the ways you can get involved.

The Youth In Action Showcase
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth St. Suite 290, Oakland


An 80’s sound in a 21st century wrapper, Marrow is heavily influenced by the music that shaped their youth including Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Depeche Mode and Aphex Twin. Combined with formal classical training and a love for early jazz, the quartet’s debut CD “Quiet Desperation” isn’t beyond description, it would just take a while. Check them out and judge for yourself.

L’Amyx Tea Bar
3437 Lakeshore Ave
(between Longridge Rd & Mandana Blvd)
Oakland, CA 94610

Tribute to the Women of the Black Panther Party

Recognize the contributions of the women of the Black Panther Party the rank and file she-roes who struggled during the 60’s and 70’s to serve their communities and provide a lasting example of struggle. Women of the Black Panther Party from the Bay Area will be in attendance to share their stories.

Tribute to the Women of the Black Panther Party
Rosa Parks Room, Student Union Center
San Francisco State
1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco
415 863-9977

Sunday, April 19

Scott Courtenay-Smith Trunk Show

Check out the latest collection of Repo Rags and Mad Caps from Extraordinary Visions of the Extraordinary (ExVisO). Founding artist Scott Courtenay-Smith has created a dope collection of button ups, skirts and T-shirts that blends street art and galleries pieces.

Scott Courtenay-Smith Trunk Show
10am- 1pm
Awaken Cafe
414 14th St., Oakland



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